Do I have a chance with them? Should I drink the milk at the back of the refrigerator? Solving everyday problems like these can be especially problematic without the proper tools. Luckily, math can provide the answer. On this program, Garth Sundem discussed mathematical solutions to everyday problems. Topics: science, mathematics, everyday Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Mathematical equations often seem abstruse and disconnected from the real world, however many of these have changed the word we live in. On this program, Prof. Ian Stewart discussed the equations that changed the world. Topics: science, technology, mathematics, equations, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Mathematics is often regarded as highly abstract, yet many fundamental explanations about the natural world have come from seemingly arcane mathematical research. On this program, Prof. James Stein discussed how math explains the world. Topics: science, mathematics Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
How many people are having sex at this instant? How many piano tuners are in the city of Chicago? How can we come up with reasonable estimates to questions like these? On this program, Dr. Aaron Santos discussed how to estimate anything. Topics: science, mathematics, estimation, order or magnitude, fermi method, groks Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Large numbers and statistics constantly bombard us in the news, but putting those numbers into context is essential for understanding their real meaning. On this program, Andrew Dilnot from Oxford University discussed the numbers game. Topics: science, mathematics, numbers, statistics Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Several recent books walk the reader through human history by describing the history of specific objects or commodities such as salt, cod, coffee, and even the lowly toothpick. In today's episode, Tom Jackson joins us to discuss his new series of books, Ponderables. This series walks readers through history alongside the elements, the universe, and mathematics, with more to come. Topics: Groks, Groks Science Show, elements, universe, mathematics, history, Tom Jackson, Ponderables,...
Alan Turing was one of the most influential mathematicians in the development of computer science and artificial intelligence. On the show today we’re talking with Dr. Barry Cooper Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Leeds, and co-editor of the recently released book Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. He’ll talk about how Turing’s original work developed into modern computer science and how he contributed to the code-breaking efforts that helped shorten World War II. Topics: Alan Turing, computers, mathematics, artificial intelligence, World War II, Barry Cooper Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Game theory is the field of study popularized by the depiction of John Nash in a Beautiful Mind. But, few may realize the relevance of game theory in everyday life. On this program, Dr. Len Fisher discussed the application of game theory to everyday situations. Topics: science, game theory, mathematics, economics Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast